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  1. Choosing NHL's top franchise player

    Craig Custance

    The beauty of those working in hockey is that their passion for the sport runs just as high as those who cheer on the teams. It's the middle of the summer, and even while some were relaxing at a cottage or in the mountains, they took a moment to answ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  2. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup finals: Top 10 Stanley Cup finals in the l...

    Craig Custance

    The Kings-Rangers series is such a doozy that it prompted us to rank the top 10 series from the past 20 years. ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance takes it on.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2014
  3. How the Conn Smythe will be won

    Craig Custance

    LOS ANGELES -- Before the Stanley Cup finals, last year's Conn Smythe winner Patrick Kane had already scored 67 percent of his playoff goals. The previous year, before stopping a single shot against the New Jersey Devils, Jonathan Quick had made 75 p...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  4. Galchenyuk still working on his game

    Craig Custance

    The other goals that Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk mentioned as standouts in his career certainly were prettier. For instance, his shootout goal that helped Team USA win the bronze last year in the World Championships. Legend has it...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  5. Samuelsson's stock on the rise

    Craig Custance

    Coaching hires in the NHL seem to run in trends. Dan Bylsma wins a Stanley Cup, and teams scramble to promote the next Bylsma from the AHL. Guy Boucher takes the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Eastern Conference final and the search is on to find another...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  6. The secrets to the Blues' success

    Craig Custance

    ST. LOUIS -- Ken Hitchcock was told the topic that this post was going to examine: Have his St. Louis Blues closed the gap on their division rival, and defending Stanley Cup champions, the Chicago Blackhawks? He quickly interjected. "We think w...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  7. NHL Future Power Rankings - Chicago Blackhawks positioned well fo...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance, Frank Provenzano, Neil Greenberg, Corey Pronman, Robert Vollman and Ryan Schwepfinger rank every NHL team based on how well they're set up for future success.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  8. 2013-14 NHL - Ranking the top forward groups

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance identifies the NHL's Top 10 forward groups, and a league talent evaluator weighs in with his thoughts on the list.

    Blog | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  9. NHL 2013 Free Agency - Top 35 Free Agents Rankings

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance evaluates the top 35 free agents in the 2013 class, with Vinny Lecavalier leading the way.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  10. NHL - Kris Letang, Roberto Luongo among top trade candidates

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance gives 10 big names who could be moved over the weekend, including Kris Letang and Roberto Luongo.

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2013
  11. 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Why Patrick Kane thrives in high-pre...

    Craig Custance

    NHL players can tell when their teammates are nervous. Even at the highest level, when the Stanley Cup is on the line, guys can spot the player who is just trying to get through a shift without making a mistake. They can spot the guy who probably doe...

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  12. Rangers face big decisions ahead

    Craig Custance

    The New York Rangers continue to hang around the final playoff spot in the East, a bit of an underachievement for a team many pegged as a Stanley Cup winner before the season began. But there's still plenty of hope for those who expected big thi...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  13. NHL - Rangers face big decisions ahead

    Craig Custance

    Hovering on the fringe of the Eastern Conference playoff chase is not where the Rangers expected to be this season. Now they'll face some tough trade deadline decisions. Plus, this week's dip into the mailbag.

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2013
  14. Early post-lockout play contradicts theories

    Craig Custance

    The lockout extended long enough that there was plenty of time to theorize which teams would have the early advantage once the season started, which players would be able to capitalize early in the season and just how the game might look upon its ret...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  15. NHL - Early post-lockout play contradicts theories

    Craig Custance

    During the lockout there was speculation that disciplined, defense-first teams and players competing in Europe would have an advantage when play resumed. That has not been the case so far.

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2013
  16. 10 most important players for 2013

    Craig Custance

    With their impressive track records of success, we already have a pretty good idea of who the most productive players of the 2013 NHL season will be. But you won't find Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos or Henrik Lundqvist on the list below. For the...

    Blog | January 18, 2013